Scientific Name: Aechmea fasciata
Common Name: silver urn plant, silver vase
Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Origin: Central America, South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Spiraled, Basal, Leathery, Prickly, Parallel venation, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Pectinate
Flowers: Spike, Blue, Pink, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Berry (true), White, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Vase-shaped; leaves in a basal rosette, appearing spiraled on older plants but with no discernible stem, grey-green with silverish-grey bands; flowers in a rosette of pink bracts.